Sheriff's Office responsibilities
- criminal investigations
- county jail operations
- weapon permits
- civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
- warrants, court orders and courtroom security
As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens.
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2 days 15 hours ago
Make it to the table this Thanksgiving: Slow down, wear your seatbelt, don’t drink and drive. Grandma is expecting you! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving to all you officers and be safe also this holiday. Thank you for your service.
2 days 11 hours ago
Happy thanksgiving to u and your staff may it be safe and quiet holiday
2 days 4 hours ago
All I want for Thanksgiving is for somebody to tell me that the kid in the yellow shirt is young Sheriff Marx 😉 He has some impressive hair!
1 - 2 days 10 hours ago
Hope it is nice and quiet for the sheriff's dept.
1 - 2 days 11 hours ago
4 days 15 hours ago
Time: 8:08 AM
Incident/Charge: Operating while under the influence & possession of controlled substance (marijuana) 2nd offense
Location: Townline & Highway 52
Person: Alan Holthaus
Address: Tracy, IA
Incident Details: Alan Holthaus was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.
1 week 14 hours ago
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 8th Grade DARE Field Trip earlier this week on November 15th. Students from South Winneshiek, Turkey Valley, C.F.S., and De Sales spent the day at the Sheriff’s Office, Decorah Fire Department and at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. The students met with an FBI agent, toured the jail, learned about the special response team, watched a K9 demonstration, explored a semi-truck while learning about truck safety and participated in a mock trail. The students enjoyed a pizza party lunch at the Decorah Fire Department. A good time was had by all!
That was a great way to show kids what law enforcement is all about, and how and why they owe them respect and cooperation with them.
1 week 8 hours ago
Wow. Thanks for investing your time and knowledge with the area students. Very appreciative.
1 - 1 week 13 hours ago
Thanks for taking such an interest in our young people!! A day they won't forget!
1 week 8 hours ago
Thank you for teaching our kids when they our young, that's when it sticks.
6 days 16 hours ago
1 week 15 hours ago
Time: 2:57 AM
Incident/Charge: Failure to appear warrant
Location: Frankville, Iowa
Person: Steven Nesbitt
Address: Lawler, IA
Incident Details: Steven Nesbitt was arrested on a Floyd County warrant and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.